Broken sprinkler pipe causes water to shoot out of downtown SF building 

A broken sprinkler system at the top of an office building in San Francisco's Financial District sent water pouring onto the street below Friday morning, according to fire officials.

A broken valve was reported at 9:27 a.m. at a building at Kearny and Market streets. There were reports of water coming from the top of the building, according to fire officials. Crews responded and found the malfunctioning sprinkler system on the top level of the 12-story building, fire officials said.

The property manager of the building at 1 Kearny St. said she could not immediately comment on the incident.

The manager at Hakkasan restaurant on the building's second floor said staff had seen the water falling, but said the flooding had not affected restaurant operations.

Fire crews left the building just before 10 a.m. A building engineer had been called to respond to the leaky valve, fire officials said.

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